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OPRAH WINFREY TO HEADLINE ABC’S “JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE: AFTER THE ACADEMY AWARDS®” ON OSCAR® SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 26

February 16, 2012 by  

Icon, philanthropist, Oscar nominee and Emmy® Award winner Oprah Winfrey will guest on “Jimmy Kimmel Live: After the Academy Awards” Oscar Sunday, February 26.  One of the most influential individuals in the world, Winfrey will join Kimmel for the very first time on Hollywood’s biggest night of the year. Winfrey, who will also appear at the 84th Academy Awards on Oscar Sunday, is the recipient of the Academy’s Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award for her inspiring philanthropic efforts which have brought credit to the industry.
This year marks the seventh consecutive Oscar special for Kimmel and will be bigger than ever before, with appearances by such notables as Meryl Streep, George Clooney, Tom Hanks, Martin Scorsese, Helen Mirren, Charlize Theron, Don Cheadle, John Krasinski, Emily Blunt, Samuel L. Jackson, Cameron Diaz and many more.
Eight-time Academy Awards host Billy Crystal will join Kimmel to kick off his post-Oscar show, and Grammy winning Coldplay will end the night with a Hollywood block party performance on “JKL’s” outdoor stage before thousands who will be in attendance to honor movies’ biggest night.
As part of Kimmel’s previous post-Oscar events, the late-night host has welcomed such esteemed guests as Tom Cruise, Ben Affleck, Robert Downey Jr. and Matt Damon, as well as former Academy Awards hosts Jon Stewart and Ellen DeGeneres.
Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2011 will be presented on Sunday, February 26, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center®, and televised live by the ABC Television Network.  The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 225 countries worldwide.
“JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE” (weeknights at 12:00 am on ABC)
Emmy-winner Jimmy Kimmel serves as host and executive producer of “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” ABC Television Network’s late-night talk show. Now in its tenth season, “JKL” is packed with hilarious comedy bits and features a diverse lineup of guests including celebrities, athletes, musicians, comedians and humorous human interest subjects.  Every night, Kimmel delivers his up-to-the minute take on the latest news and pop culture topics from the day’s events in his monologue.  Kimmel has welcomed such notables as Martin Scorsese, Meryl Streep, Eddie Murphy, Tom Cruise, Woody Harrelson, Jamie Foxx, Robert Downey Jr., Mark Wahlberg, Zach Galifianakis, Charlize Theron, Tim Allen, Simon Cowell, Adam Sandler, Ellen DeGeneres, Mickey Rourke, Taylor Lautner, Robert Pattinson, Channing Tatum, John Krasinski, David Beckham, Shaquille O’Neal and many more, including Matt Damon… well, almost Matt Damon.
Jimmy Kimmel and Jill Leiderman serve as executive producers. Jason Schrift, Douglas DeLuca and Erin Irwin serve as co-executive producers. Emmy-Award winning “Jimmy Kimmel Live” is shot live in front of a studio audience and produced by Jackhole Industries in association with ABC Studios. For more go to www.jimmykimmellive.com
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ABOUT THE ACADEMY
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is the world’s preeminent movie-related organization, with a membership of more than 6,000 of the most accomplished men and women working in cinema. In addition to the annual Academy Awards – in which the members vote to select the nominees and winners – the Academy presents a diverse year-round slate of public programs, exhibitions and events; provides financial support to a wide range of other movie-related organizations and endeavors; acts as a neutral advocate in the advancement of motion picture technology; and, through its Margaret Herrick Library and Academy Film Archive, collects, preserves, restores and provides access to movies and items related to their history. Through these and other activities the Academy serves students, historians, the entertainment industry and people everywhere who love movies.
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